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Old 05-25-2019, 03:37 AM
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Flower in the night

Flower Class Corvette.
I have a soft spot for this one, it was the first night time painting I ever did, and every time I look at it , I'm reminded of an old boy who lived in the next stair to the tenement I was brought up in ,in Leith. Jimmy Bannen was his name, a paddy, with a brouge you could cut with a Knife!, That was where I first heard of Flower Class Corvettes, I was about 10 years old, but daft on ships and aeroplanes. He didn't talk alot about the war, but he did show me his Ziess Binoculars, he got them off a Uboat. No heroics boarding with a cutlass in his teath. He 'won' them when they were sorting out the U boats at the surrender.
Thanks Jimmy, there were a lot of unsung heroes like you.
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Re: Flower in the night

Wonderful piece and a charming story.
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Old 05-25-2019, 09:04 AM
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Re: Flower in the night

Thanks Ken, lost count of how many 'Flowers' Iíve painted. Still one in existence in Canada HMCS Sackville Museum ship.
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Re: Flower in the night

Jim...spectacular contrasts against the night sky. Another wonderful piece with great use of light against darks. Excellent.
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Re: Flower in the night

Very nice painting a d story. Odd that you mentioned leith. It was where I was hosted for a few days before touring Scotland.
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Fantastic!
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